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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Professor Layton knitted socks! on: January 22, 2012 05:21:35 PM
I haven't posted in soooo long... and I made some cool things since last time Tongue

This is a pair of socks that I made as a custom order. First time I sold to anyone on Internet! It's on the same idea as my "simplified Link" hat, but it's a "simplified Professor Layton" pair of socks!

I made the pattern for the simplified Layton using my simplified Link as a base and modifying it until it looked like professor Layton. And I mixed it with a simple pattern for a pair of socks. I added the zig-zags to give it a little bit more fun! The colors were chosen by the person who ordered.

These are picture I sent her as "work in progress". Sadly, I forgot to take pictures after I finished, so I don't have any more pictures than that Sad
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Super Meat Boy Plushie on: November 18, 2011 02:21:42 PM
This is a Super Meat Boy plushie that I made for a friend's birthday. It really is a last minute project. I had bought the fleece and cut the pieces, but that's all. On the day of the birthday party, I decided that I wanted to finish that project to be able to give it to him... I started at 3PM and it was done by 5PM!  Cheesy

Here it is!

It's made of two pieces of fleece and a long 2 inches wide band to make the height (you can see it a little bit on the third picture). The face details are felt and are fixed in place with hot glue (didn't have time to sew them on! Tongue)

My friend really liked his gift and it was a hit at the party!  Smiley
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Imp socks - UPDATED: ADDED THE PATTERN! on: November 15, 2011 05:23:40 PM
UPDATE: I added the pattern!!!   Cheesy
(and removed a couple of pictures, so it doesn't overload the system Tongue)

My boyfriend and I love the Zero Punctuation's videogame reviews. I personnaly just adore the little Imps that represent the bad guys in those reviews, so I decided to knit socks with them on it!

I made the pattern myself. The black and white lines parts are inspired from a pattern from the "J'aime tricoter" book. I wrote the whole pattern down, and I just have to find a way to put it here... but it will come!

Here are my socks!

Here is a detail of my Imp pattern.

Another picture, just for fun! Sorry for the jogging pants  Cheesy

And here is an image of the "real" imps! Tongue

Pattern: Imp socks

This is my first attempt at writing a pattern, so I hope it makes sense! You can use this pattern to make socks for yourself or to give away, but you cannot sell this pattern or socks made from this pattern.

-Yarn used: Vannas choice or Red heart super saver
o   Main colour: beige
o   Colour A: Black
o   Colour B: White
o   Background colours C (yellow), D (orange), E (red), F(purple)
-Set of 4 double pointed needles, 6 mm.

With Main Colour, cast on 44 sts, then separate stitches on three needles
Round 1: P3, K1*, repeat to end of round.
Rounds 2-15: same as row 1
Round 16: Knit around, adding 1 stitch anywhere. (45 sts)
Round 17: Switch to colour A, knit around.
Knit chart 1, using background colour C for the background. Youll have 5 imp in total. (*The top row of the chart is the first to be knit)

Chart 1

Knit chart 2 right after chart 1.

Chart 2

Do chart 1 and 2 another time, using background colour D for the background

Knit 11 first stitches in black. Slide the last 11 stitches of third needle on the same needle. Separate the last stitches on 2 needles for instep. You now have 22 working stitches for heel and 23 stitches on hold.
Row 1: With Main colour, Slip 1, purl to end
Row 2: Sl1, k1*, repeat to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the heel measures around 2 inches (approx 8 repeats)

Heel turning:
Row 1: Sl1, p14, p2tog, sl1. Turn
Row 2: Sl1, k9, k2tog, sl1. Turn
Row 3, 5 and 7: Repeat same pattern (slip 1st stitch then purl to 1 stitch before the hole, p2tog to close space, slip 1 and turn)
Rows 4, 6 and 8: Repeat same pattern (slip 1st stitch then knit to 1 stitch before the hole, k2tog to close space, slip 1 and turn) until all stitches have been worked. (14 sts)

Returning in the round:
With background colour E, pick up and knit 11 sts along the left side of the heel (first needle). Knit 23 center stitches on 2nd needle. Pick up and knit 11 stitches along the right side of the heel and knit 7 first stitches of the heel turning (3rd needle). Slip last 7 stitches of the heel turning on 1st needle. Last, slip the last stitch of the first needle and the first stitch of the third needle onto the second needle. You now have : 1st and 3rd needles = 17 stitches. 2nd needle = 25 stitches. 

Now heres a part that might be a little bit more confusing, because you restart the Imp pattern at the same time you remove stitches near the heel. So there will be a space between the first and second imp, that will be reduced every time you make a diminution.

Round 1: For the first needle, start with the 1st row of chart 3 (the ears of the imp will touch the heel side). After the 1st imp, knit to the last 3 sts of the needle, k2tog, k1.
For the second needle, do the first row of chart 4.
For the third needle, k1, k2tog, then knit until 9 stitches left, then do 1st row of Chart 3. So youll have one imp on each of the 1st and 3rd needle and 3 imps on the center needle.

Chart 3 (for first and 3rd needles)

Chart 4 (for the second needle)

Round 2: 2nd row of chart 3, knit to the end of the needle
For the second needle, do the 2nd row of chart 4.
3rd needle, knit until 9 stitches left, then do 2nd row of Chart 3.
Rounds 3, 5 and 7: Repeat row 1 (diminutions every other round of Chart 3, starting on the 1st row)
Rounds 4, 6 and 8: Repeat row 2. After that, you should have 13 sts on the 1st and 3rd needles and 25 sts on the 2nd.
Start chart 5, making the same diminutions on every other round (diminution starting on the first round)

Chart 5:

Switch to background colour F. For the first row of Chart 6, make 4 diminutions. The first two at the usual spots at the end of the 1st needle and the beginning of 3rd needle and the other two on the 2nd needle (right after the first st and right before the last st). You should now have 41 sts.
Knit chart 6 using background colour F as a background. Take note that there is now only one stitch between each imp, instead of 2. Also, youll have a spare st at the end of the row that you should do in the background colour. 

Chart 6:

Knit chart 2 again.

Toe part:
Slip stitches until you have 10 sts on the 1st and last needles and 21 sts on the center needle. 
Row 1: Switch to Main colour. Knit 4 rounds (for a Canadian size 8, for other sizes, knit until you have around 2 inches left to do).
Round 1: 1st needle: Knit until 3 sts left, k2tog, K1. 2nd needle: K1, k2tog, knit until 3 sts left, k2tog, k1. 3rd needle: K1, k2tog, knit until end. (4 diminutions)
Round 2: Knit around.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until you have 16 sts left.
Knit sts from 1st needle onto 3rd needle.
Graft 2 sets of 8 sts.

Voil!  Smiley

Rousseline, 2011

14  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Pyramid Head from Silent Hill on: October 31, 2011 05:38:41 PM
My boyfriend and I had a Halloween party on Friday night. We woke up on Friday morning asking ourselves: "What costume are we gonna wear?" So we needed a quick costume that doesn't cost much.

Because we're big videogames geeks, my boyfriend decided to go as Pyramid Head, the main villain from the game Silent Hill 2 and also seen in the Silent Hill movie. He made the costume almost all by himself, mostly based on images from the movie version of the character. I don't have any work in progress shots though...

So here is the costume!

He started with a beige fleece piece that I already had at home. He cut it in the shape of an apron (the original character has only a half apron and no shirt, but my boyfriend is more prude than that Tongue) He then went outside and put dirt and splashed red paint mixed with water to make the dirty/gory look of the apron. 

He then did the hat/headpiece with a cardboard box and a lot of duct tape. He then made the eyeholes and put some screen to cover the holes (the screen is only part we had to buy). Then he also put dirt and some reddish brown paint on the headpiece so it looks rusted and gory.

The big weapon was made by his brother some time ago (duct tape, foam mats, PVC pipes), so he "borrowed" it and put dirt and red paint on it too.

And the finishing touch: red paint on his arms Wink.

Another shot of the costume!

Here are 2 pictures of the Pyramid Head from the movie:

And a last picture of him with me and my own costume (I'm dressed as a Moogle from Final Fantasy, I know the contrast is funny  Grin) I'm not entering the contest though, it's only my boyfriend's costume.

Hope you like it, sorry for all the gore though!  Smiley
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Dragon Warrior 1 quote cross-stitch pillow on: October 22, 2011 05:58:40 PM
I saw a post here on Craftster of a pillow with a quote on it and I knew that I wanted to do one. My boyfriend is a big fan of the Dragon Quest games (named Dragon Warrior from 1 to 4 and Dragon Quest starting at the 5th), so I decided on a quote that my boyfriend and I both love, from Dragon Warrior 1 on the NES.

In this game, you play a little knight that roams the world killing baddies to find and kill an evil Dracolord. At the beginning of the game, the king tells you that his daughter has been kidnapped by a dragon. At one point, you kill the dragon and bring the princess in your arms all the way back to her castle, so she falls in love with you. If you talk to her in the castle, she says "Dost thou love me Hero?" If you answer "No", she'll say "But thou must!" and ask again "Dost thou love me Hero?" She won't let you leave until you answer "Yes" to her question. You can answer No for half an hour if you want, she'll continue pestering you until you say Yes. We found that pretty funny Cheesy.

I decided to use the exact same font as in the game, so I found the pixel chart for the alphabet from the game and a picture of the screen with the text from the princess to make sure I had the same wording, punctuation, etc...

And the fabric on the back

It's around 9 inches by 13 inches. I would have liked to do it more square, but I had a problem with the black canvas and didn't have enough to do it. It's still cute and my boyfriend liked it!

Sorry for the long story, but I wanted to put a little bit of context because I'm pretty sure that there isn't a lot of people who would have recognized the quote!   Cheesy
16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My first plushie! on: October 18, 2011 01:53:16 PM
So I got a new sewing machine and i wanted to test it by doing a plushie! I draw the shape directly on the fleece. I wanted to do a weird monster that has different sized arms and everything. The eyes, teeth and heart are made of felt.

I started knitting him a sweater, because I think he looks too naked!
17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Big Daddy from Bioshock! on: October 15, 2011 06:23:06 PM
I found the pattern for a Big Daddy bouncer from Bioshock something like a year ago (link to pattern is here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338073.0, very well explained) and I always wanted to do it, but I was a little bit scared at how complex it looks! When I saw that my partner in the Videogame Swap was a Bioshock fan, I knew that I had to shake myself and do it!

So here is my Big Daddy amigurumi!

At first, I had bought yellow buttons for the eyes, but they were too big. I then decided to paint safety eyes red. It took a couple of layers (is layers the right word here? Sorry for my Frenchie English Tongue) but I got them looking like I wanted! In the end, I love the red eyes!

I also had a lot of problems with the wire frame. At first, I tried doing it as it is explained in the pattern, but using embroidery floss over the wire instead of yarn (doing knots like in friendship bracelets). It didn't look good, so I tried just rolling the floss around the wire, and it was even worse! So then I decided to take 2 wire and twist them and then use that to built the frame. It's not as nice as I would want it to be, but I was running out of ideas, so I decided it was good enough!

In the pattern, there is 5 fingers in the left hand, but I was too lazy, so I did a kinda mitten with a thumb.

Here's another shot.

And a last one, just for fun!

I'm really proud of it!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mario Bros hat and scarf set! on: September 24, 2011 05:36:23 PM
After the success of my Link hat and mitten set (see the post here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382247.0 (I realised after writing the post that you can see the set on my profile picture... lol!)), I knew I had to do another set! The videogame Swap was the perfect occasion!  Cheesy

Here is a hat and scarf set with Mario Bros that I made for my partner, since she really loves Mario.

Another shot. I wanted to block the scarf, but I really didn't have time before sending it... The part of the scarf with Mario is actually a pocket.

It was really fun and fast to do!  Smiley
19  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Dry Bones from Mario Bros cross-stitch and quilted bag on: September 22, 2011 02:04:22 PM
I couldn't decide wether to post this project here, in the quilting or in the bags category... Oh well, it fits here!  Cheesy

Here is a bag I made for my partner in the Videogame Swap. I started with the cross-stitching and then I wanted to make something original with it. So it ended up as a bag!

Here is the front of the bag.

A close-up of the cross-stitch pattern...

And this is the back of the bag.

I took the cross-stitch pattern (with the words) on SpriteStitch and the pattern for the bag itself at Wal-Mart. The bag normally has fabric squares on both sides, but I modified it to fit the cross-stitch.
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Portal 2 cross-stitch! on: September 19, 2011 05:14:58 PM
I made this small cross-stitch for my parter in the Video Game swap. My partner and I share a love for Portal and GLaDOS. I wanted to put a quote from her, since she has so many great lines in the games! Also, it was really fast to do!

Now I want one for myself!  Wink

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